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Tigers end 5-year drought against rival No. Lehigh

Thursday, December 25, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in HS Sports

First-year head coach Billy Hallman has only been a part of the Northwestern boys' basketball program for a few months.

Earlier this week he achieved something that hasn't been done in five years.

The Tigers (4-4 overall, 2-3 CL) defeated Northern Lehigh for the first time since 2009, 63-40, in a battle of Colonial League rivals on Monday night at Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Girls hoops seeking first league win

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by ED HEDES in HS Sports

Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch and his Lady Tigers find themselves in an awkward position.

After Tuesday night's 52-30 loss to Southern Lehigh, the defending Colonial League champs are 3-3 overall and 0-3 in league play.

Deutsch isn't pushing the panic button yet, since the league playoffs will now consist of six teams instead of four.

The Tigers have lost to Saucon Valley, Palmerton and the Lady Spartans, three teams that could be the best in the league.

Boys lose close game to Blue Bombers

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

To reach its goal of a .500 record and postseason qualification, Northwetsern has to pull out games like last Friday's loss to Palmerton.

The Tigers, which led most of the game, allowed the Bombers to come back in the second half and pull out their first Colonial League win in over a year.

Trailing by one with the final nine seconds winding down, Palmerton went inside to the players that had led its second-half comeback.

Tiger grapplers off to solid start

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

First, it was a fourth-place showing in the annual Nazareth Invitational that saw four Northwestern wrestlers finish as finalists.

Then it was a dominating Colonial League victory against Southern Lehigh, 60-18, last Wednesday at Northwestern High School in which seven Tigers gained pins.

The Tigers' success continued on Friday as Northwestern traveled to Blue Mountain to wrestle in the Gauntlet Tournament. When all was said and done, the Tigers won three matches to place third out of five competing teams.

Boys fall to Panthers in Colonial League opener

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The Northwestern boys basketball team opened its season in a solid way at the end of last week.

Competing in the annual Wilson Tipoff Tournament last Friday and Saturday at Wilson High School, the Tigers came up short in the opener against the host Warriors in overtime, 70-67. The next day, the Tigers got 18 points from Parker Jones in a 44-33 victory over Moravian Academy.

Those contests, although against Colonial League foes, counted as nonleague contests for Northwestern.

Lady Tigers take down Bears

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by ANDREW STEINMETZ in HS Sports

Northwestern used a 19-6 third quarter to pull ahead and outlast a late Pleasant Valley comeback Saturday. The Tigers beat the Bears 49-43 in a nonleague matchup in Brodheadsville.

Trailing by four at halftime, the Lady Tigers unloaded pressure on the inexperienced backcourt of the Bears, yielding 11 turnovers in the period. Sabrina Mertz's three-pointer from the corner began a 14-0 run to start the second half. The run ended on a Sarah Segan fast-break lay up, turning a four-point Pleasant Valley lead into a 10-point deficit.

Wrestling team could have full line up

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

In his first five years in charge of the Northwestern wrestling team, head coach Jim Moll has never been able to fill out an entire lineup. Even after a significant increase in the number of wrestlers between last year and 2013, the Tigers were forced to forfeit a number of weight classes last winter.

That will change this season as the Tigers suit up enough wrestlers to compete in each of the 14 weight classes.

With the full roster, the Tigers mental focus toward matches figures to improve.

10 seniors will lead boys hoops

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Billy Hallman will finally get his chance.

Following a seven-year stint as an assistant coach on the Northwestern girls team behind Chris Deutsch, Hallman is days away from making his long-awaited debut on the boys' front.

With the amount of upperclassmen returning for Northwestern, Hallman and the Tigers will rely on eight returning seniors, 10 in all, to lead this pack in the upcoming months following last season's 2-14 mark in the Colonial League.

Girls hoops returns four starters

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Following a 15-1 record in the Colonial League in 2012-13, the Northwestern girls' basketball team finished its conference run last season with 15 more victories, including a 24-2 overall mark to end the year.

The biggest difference between the two seasons was the Lady Tigers' Colonial League championship in 2014, after downing Southern Lehigh in the championship game for their first league crown since 2007.

Tigers prepare for first season under Hallman

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Billy Hallman will finally get his chance.

Following a seven-year stint as an assistant coach on the Northwestern girls team behind Chris Deutsch, Hallman is days away from making his long-awaited debut on the boys' front.

With the amount of upperclassmen returning for Northwestern, Hallman and the Tigers will rely on eight returning seniors, 10 in all, to lead this pack in the upcoming months following last season's 2-14 mark in the Colonial League.